Boston August 15 1806
The melancholy Event which occasioned the inclos’d discourse, I presume is well Known to you by the publick Papers.—
I take the freedom to send one for Your Perusal, that you may form Some Judgments of the Character, which has thus fallen a Victim, if not to party rage, yet to the hands of Violence.—
Excuse me Sir for not enlarging on this distressing subject, for as a Father you can better conceive, than I can describe.—
I am respected Sir with every sentiment of veneration, Your most Obed servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.